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Nursing Instructor, full-time tenure-track

Nursing Instructor, full-time tenure-track

Date : 5/2/18
College of the Desert

The College of Desert (COD) is located in the beautiful Coachella Valley Geographical Center, Palm Desert, California. Situated between the background of Santa Rosa and San Jacinto Mountains in Eastern Riverside County, Coachella Valley is a resort community that offers over 100 golf courses and a wide range of outdoor activities, such as tennis, hiking, horseback riding, hot air balloons. , Polo, bicycling, rock climbing and swimming.
Established in 1958, this two-year public college serves eight local values and students from Palm Springs, Desert Sands and Coachella Valley School districts serve more than 400,000 residents. Desert College of Certificate and Associate of Arts and Science Degree Associate, two years.

The College served over 15,000 students. COD is a federally recognized Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI), with almost 70% of the student body identifying as Hispanic. The Coachella Valley community recently passed a $577 million bond measure, allowing for College of the Desert to improve its current facilities and expand its campus locations. These improvements and expansion will assist with College of the Desert's goals of providing an education to students inside and outside of the Coachella Valley.

The Nursing Department has a long history of graduating students who provide safe, compassionate, and holistic health care for individuals in the Coachella valley and beyond. Nursing faculty serve as not only teachers but mentors, coaches, and role models for the professional practice of nursing.
BASIC FUNCTION Under administrative leadership, it is the responsibility of the instructor to participate in the planning, implementation, and evaluation of educational programs, courses, and other experiences that will directly result in the educational growth of the students and support advancement of the vision, mission, and values of the community college district.
WORKING CONDITIONS Classroom environment and faculty office environment.Classes may be held at all campus locations, Palm Desert, Indio, Mecca-Thermal, Palm Springs, and/or Desert Hot Springs. Classes may be scheduled during the day, evening, or weekend.
EMPLOYMENT STATUS Faculty Bargaining Unit Position
Salary Placement is according to the Full time Faculty Collective Bargaining Agreement. Minimum Master level starting rate is $6,472.33 per month for an annual 10-month assignment. Maximum starting salary with a doctorate and significant instructional experience is $8,308.39 per month for a 10-month annual assignment. This is a 10 month per year full-time tenure-track position. For more information on salary placement please see the here to read:
INTERVIEWS:Interviews for this position are tentatively scheduled for the first week of May 2018
START Fall 2018
Salary: $6,472.33 - $8,308.39 Monthly
Job Type: Full Time Faculty Instructional
Job Number: 18-0457
Location: All locations, CA
Department: Nursing
Examples of Duties:
A. Classroom responsibilities
1. Meet classes/laboratories on day and times assigned.2. Develop and implement instruction for each class/laboratory period which is consistent with the official course outline.3. Develop and distribute the first week of class, a written syllabus for each course to communicate to students course objectives, grading criteria, and classroom policies.4. Demonstrate respect for student rights as specified in District policy and applicable laws.5. Submit requisitions for textbooks and instructional materials in a timely manner.6. Refer students to tutoring and related student services when appropriate.7. Supervise student in off-campus activities when participation is expected as part of a course requirement or where such supervision is part of the instructors load.8. Provide academic assistance and related services to students during scheduled office hours.
B. Evaluation of Students
1. Evaluate students' progress toward meeting course objectives; advise the students of course objectives, methods of evaluation and the results of the evaluation.2. Return assignments and examination results in a timely fashion.3. Assign grades to students in the manner provided by District policy and administrative procedure and prescribed by the Education Code and Title V regulations for the State of California.4. Participate in the credit by examination program where applicable.5. Submit required administrative paperwork, including grade report forms, in a timely and accurate manner.
C. Curriculum
1. Participate in the development and review of curriculum as needed.2. Participate in the development of alternative teaching modalities.
D. Student Advising
1. Advise enrolled students on such matters as:
a. Course content, scope, and meaning.b. Major course requirements for the degree or certificate.c. Learning skilled. Collateral or enrichment reading or experience opportunities for further understanding of the courses or subject field’s. Career alternative/opportunities related to the subject field.
2. Participate as a Faculty Advisor to student organizations or clubs.
E. Professional Development
1. Participate in required professional development activities.2. Continue to develop professional skills and knowledge.3. Participate in planning staff development programs.4. Participate in institutional research activities and grants.5. Attend/participate in professional conferences, seminars, or meetings.
F. Additional Responsibilities
1. Schedule, announce to students in all classes, and maintain office hours.2. Attend and participate in department/center meetings.3. Attend commencement ceremony.4. Participate in the process of Shared Governance by contributing to the academic community through committee work on the department, division, college and/or district level, or participate in other significant non-classroom colleges, district, or community activities.5. Keep official records required by District policy and administrative procedures and submit them in accordance with college procedures.6. Participate in the supervision of student assistants and paraprofessionals.7. Participate in articulation activities and the coordination of inter-divisional and intra-divisional learning activities.8. Abide by departmental regulations concerning the proper use, care, and security of equipment.9. Advise administration of unsafe conditions or potential hazards and recommend solutions.10. Participate in advisory committee meetings as required.11. Consult with management on personnel needs; assist with position announcements, recruitment, and screening/interviewing committees.12. Participate in the tenure review process as assigned.13. Participate in the evaluation of regular faculty and adjunct faculty as assigned.14. Participate in mentoring of new faculty as assigned.15. Fulfil all obligations as established in the current collective bargaining agreement.
Minimum Qualifications:
QUALIFICATIONS:An instructor shall meet the minimum qualifications• Master's Degree in Nursing and evidence of a teaching course with a practicum component or experience in teaching in RN programs• Direct patient care experience within the previous 5 years in a nursing area (Med/Surg, OB, MH, Peds, Gerontology, or ability to be approved), which can be met by:• One year's continuous, full-time or its equivalent experience providing direct patient care as a registered nursing in the designated nursing area, or• One academic year of registered nurse level clinical teaching experience in the designated nursing area or its equivalent that demonstrates nursing competency; and• Completion of at least one year's experience teaching courses related to registered nursing or completion of a post-baccalaureate course which includes practice in teaching registered nursing• Sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students.
If you do not clearly meet the minimum qualifications as they are defined, you must submit an equivalency request form along with your application materials.
Degrees earned outside of the U.S. require that a be uploaded with the foreign transcripts.
Supplemental Information
• Resume or Curriculum Vitae (CV): Include education and experience with employment dates (month and year).• Statement/Cover Letter (See instructions below)• List of Professional References (See instructions below)• Transcripts For all graduate and undergraduate coursework (official or unofficial). Transcripts must show the name of institution, degree, discipline, and, date awarded. Diplomas will not be accepted in lieu of the required transcripts.

COVER LETTER / STATEMENT:For consideration please attach a maximum three-page statement/letter of introduction addressing why you are interested in the position, how you meet the minimum qualifications, required qualifications, and desirable qualifications, and provide evidence of a sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability and ethnic backgrounds of community college students.

LIST OF PROFESSIONAL REFERENCES:The List of Professional References should include at least two current or previous supervisors, two faculty members, and two other references not related to the applicant (including classified support staff). Please include names, e-mail addresses, and current telephone numbers for each professional reference. Applicants from sectors other than higher education should submit comparable references. Letters of recommendation will not be accepted in lieu of the required List of Professional References.
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If you are a person who thrives in a diverse environment, who values integrity, respect, student success, and professionalism, we welcome and encourage you to apply.
Employment selection and related decisions at College of the Desert are made without regard to sex, race, age, disability, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, color or any other protected class.


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